Add Your PerspectiveApril 29, 2010
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Dear Newsletter Reader–
Welcome to another issue of Settlement Perspectives’ occasional newsletter, designed to explore even further what we usually discuss — thoughts on how to resolve disputes and get your deal done.
These newsletters are designed to deliver three things:
- A preview of upcoming posts on Settlement Perspectives;
- Recent news, comments and miscellaneous information; and
- Links to recent posts on Settlement Perspectives.
Miscellaneous News, Comments and Events
I’m happy to report a few recent developments:
- New professional website. In February I launched johndegroote.com as my professional website. My friends at Unit Interactive did a great job — again.
- GCF Annual Meeting. Early this year I was asked to Chair The General Counsel Forum’s 12th Annual Conference of General Counsel. We’re looking forward to a great conference in San Antonio this November.
- Chief Litigation Officer Summit. In March I presented Lawsuit Settlement: 7 Ways to Get There Faster, Better and Cheaper to a great group of lawyers with a real stake in when cases settle at the Chief Litigation Officer Summit in Miami.
- SMU Law. In March I also presented a guest lecture entitled “Marketing from One Client’s Perspective: Traditional Marketing, Managing Your Own Digital Identity and More” to Professor Shank’s Law Practice Management class at SMU’s Dedman School of Law. It’s always fun to work with law students.
- State Bar Article. In March the Texas Bar Journal published “It’s Who Knows What You Know: Three Ways to Manage Your Digital Footprint”, which I wrote to help us navigate the changes that social media are bringing to us all.
In case they slipped past you, check out the most recent posts on Settlement Perspectives:
- Zen Unicorn: 4 Mediator Marketing Lessons from Seth Godin
- Toward Better Client Service: A Few Questions for Outside Counsel
- What Will She Tell Her Husband?
- Another Look at How the Brackets Work
- New Information: One Way to Help Your Client Save Face
- A Settlement Lesson from Switch: Who Does Your Opponent Think He Is?
- In Mediation, Who Gets to Say “We’re Done?”
- Lawsuit Settlement — 7 Ways to Get There Faster, Better and Cheaper: The Presentation
- Settlement Perspectives Welcomes Gary Kitchen to a New Role at the Patent Mediation Table
- Decision Trees in Mediation: A Few Examples
- Avoiding the Limitations of Decision Trees: A Few Tips from Mediators Who Use Them
- Multi-Step Dispute Resolution Clauses: 7 Reasons They Work
- The Multi-Step Dispute Resolution Clause: A Few Reasons Why Clients Like Them
If you missed some of the posts in late 2009, this post will catch you up, and to be sure you don’t miss any more you can receive a regular feed of Settlement Perspectives’ posts by clicking here. Still not sure about this whole RSS thing? Daniel Schwartz gives a great explanation about how RSS Feeds and blog subscriptions work, which are time-savers as well, on his Connecticut Employment Law Blog.
What’s Next on Settlement Perspectives?
What’s in the pipeline at Settlement Perspectives — what’s next on the editorial calendar? While topics change to fit events (and, admittedly, moods and whims), posts with the following working titles are in various stages of research and preparation; you should see each of the following between now and May 31:
- Collaborative Law for Commercial Disputes: Is It Time?
- A Book Review: Robert H. Mnookin’s Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight
- Decision Trees in Settlement Negotiation: More Uses from Mediators and Advocates
- Multi-Step Dispute Resolution Clauses: A Few Forms to Get You Started
- Settlement Perspectives: The Newsletter, May 2010 (by email only on May 31).
As always, if you have a topic related to negotiation or settlement you’d like to see explored on Settlement Perspectives, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
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